GAUSHALA — Three persons died this morning in Mahottari due to heavy drinking, District Police Office, Mahottari said.
The deceased have been identified as Ram Brichya Mallik, 70, his son Prakash Mallik, 30, of Sahasaula VDC – 6 and Pancha Mallik of Gaushala Municipality – 7.
They drank at a liquor store belonging to one Binod Mahara at Sahasaula Chowk till 10 pm last night and left for their houses. They may have died between 2 am to 4 am, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Janak Bhattarai.
Meanwhile, Badri Mallik of Aurahi VDC – 3 and the store owner Binod Mahara also fell ill after consuming the same liquor.
Mallik is undergoing treatment at the Area Health Post while Mahara was taken outside of the district for treatment by his kin, SP Bhattarai added.
The bodies of the deceased will be taken to District Hospital, Jaleshwor for autopsy as the police continue to investigate into the incident.
Two held on charge of girls trafficking
BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.
The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.
The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.
Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.
According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.
It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.
The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.Follow @gorkhapost